As their preparations for their participation at Eurovision 2023 continues on, PBS is looking ahead, as it confirms that Malta will be participating at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest, which will take place in Nice.
MJESC to select representative for Nice
The applications for MJESC 2023 is now open, and will close on the 16th of June. After this period, 24 participants would then be chosen by a jury selected by PBS. Once the final 24 has been selected, two pre-recorded semi-finals would then take place, and a live show, where four judges and the televote would then select the 12 finalists (based on an 80/20 split)
Malta’s Junior Eurovision 2023 representative would then be selected Live, where a Public Vote (20%) and Jury (80%) would then select Mata’s representative for Nice, which will take place on August 12.
In a change to previous years, PBS also confirmed that they will publish a call for composers and authors to submit an entry, which will represent Malta, after their representative has been selected. The selected song is set to be revealed by September 15.
The full rules of MJESC 2023 can be found right here.
Malta’s Junior Eurovision Journey
In 2003, Malta was one of the countries to participate in the inaugural edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest with Sarah Harrison and the song “Like A Star”, which placed 7th. The Mediterranean nation participated until 2010, where it took a break and returned in 2013 with Gaia Cauchi and “The Start”, which was their first win in the competition. It wasn’t long until they achieved their second win in 2015, where Destiny Chukunyere won with her song “Not My Soul”. Destiny went on to represent Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2021 with “Je Me Casse”, where she placed seventh.
Malta’s most recent participation was in 2022, where they were represented by Gaia Gambuzza performing “Diamonds in the skies”. In Yerevan she scored a total 43 points, finishing 16th.
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News Source: PBS
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